Our research

We have ongoing and completed research projects in a variety of areas of education, covering all stages, from early years to post-compulsory. 

Key current projects

An Evaluation of HeadStart Wolverhampton
We are undertaking the evaluation of this £8.8m Big Lottery Funded project which is bringing services and programmes around resilience and mental health for young people in Wolverhampton.
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Methods: Modernisation of Teaching Methodologies in Higher Education
With three years and almost €1m this project has embedded best practice in ICT in Education through knowledge, tools and infrastructure in universities in Jordan and Pakistan.
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Young Parenting Programme
We began evaluating North Yorkshire County Council and Harrogate and District Foundation Trust’s young parenting programme in collaboration with colleagues from Northumbria University in February 2018.
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Developing a Gender Equality Charter Mark
The objective of this EU funded project is to create whole-school change in schools for 13–18 year olds, that will impact on young people’s expectations of gender roles and challenge gender stereotyping through the creation of a Gender Equality Charter Mark (GECM) quality standard and accreditation tool.
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Key past projects

Enhanced Government Learning (EAGLE)
EAGLE stands for ‘Enhanced Government Learning’ and is a 3-year project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme.
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Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery
This study is concerned with creative practice and mental health and well-being. It is funded by an AHRC Connected Communities grant.
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Evaluation of the I Can Early Talk programme
This qualitative evaluation of the I Can Early Talk (ET) programme at supportive level was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), now the Department for Education (DfE). The research was conducted in 14 Sure Start (children’s centres) in England in 2010, focusing on children aged 3 to 4 years old.
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Where next?

Are you interested in getting involved in education research?

There are many ways you can be involved with research. Contact us for details.